What is the reason for summation (x-xbar) = 0

Dear Student, The sum of the deviations of a given set of observations from their arithmetic mean is always zero. It is due to the property that the arithmetic mean is characterised as the centre of gravity. i.e. sum of positive deviation from the mean is equal to the sum of negative deviations. Hence, the sum of the deviations about mean is 0. Regards

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